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Wormwood Society Editor Comments
The latest addition to the Les Parisiennes line of absinthes offered by Verte d'Absinthe.


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Appearance: Very attractive, deep ruby red.

Louche: Well formed louche with hints of pink, orange and white.

Aroma: Lots of refreshing wormwood with flowery undertones and citrus.

Flavor: Most of your normal flavors of anise and wormwood. More of the latter than in any other rouge I've tasted. It has the same characteristic tanginess and florality that other rouges like Corsair or Maitresse have. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but those who like rouges will love this.

Finish: Refreshing anise and crisp, high quality wormwood, like most of Emile Pernot's other offerings.

Overall: Lovers of Emile Pernot products and/or rouge absinthes will find nothing to complain about with this absinthe. Rouges have a quirkiness to them, but I enjoy them. This is the best example of a rouge so far.
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Reviewed by Brian Robinson February 14, 2012
Last updated: February 14, 2012
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A fine example of a rouge

Appearance: Very attractive, deep ruby red.

Louche: Well formed louche with hints of pink, orange and white.

Aroma: Lots of refreshing wormwood with flowery undertones and citrus.

Flavor: Most of your normal flavors of anise and wormwood. More of the latter than in any other rouge I've tasted. It has the same characteristic tanginess and florality that other rouges like Corsair or Maitresse have. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but those who like rouges will love this.

Finish: Refreshing anise and crisp, high quality wormwood, like most of Emile Pernot's other offerings.

Overall: Lovers of Emile Pernot products and/or rouge absinthes will find nothing to complain about with this absinthe. Rouges have a quirkiness to them, but I enjoy them. This is the best example of a rouge so far.

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Appearance: A clear rusty dark red/orange combo. Almost like aged wine but a bit brighter. Beautiful.

Louche: A bit on the weak side but a wonderfully beautiful opalescent array with a fire-red center and grey edges when held up to the light.

Aroma: A wormwood heavy aroma that is also heavily floral. Fennel and anise are there but seem to be background notes.

Flavor: Wormwood and hibiscus bomb! Other herbs are definitely present and add a nice complexity but the wormwood and tangy “rouge” flavor take center stage. I think a little rose petal is also used but not entirely sure. Definitely a rouge and definitely a showcase of wormwood.

Finish: A tart finish with some citrus notes appearing. Bitterness ramps up quite a bit though.

Overall: A thankfully not overly sweet rouge. Lots of floral and citrus background rounds out the tangy rouge flavor. The finish is a bit strong and for once I found an absinthe better with just a touch of sugar. Definitely unique, as you would expect from a rouge, but very well done.
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Reviewed by Evan Camomile April 30, 2012
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Very nice Rouge.

Appearance: A clear rusty dark red/orange combo. Almost like aged wine but a bit brighter. Beautiful.

Louche: A bit on the weak side but a wonderfully beautiful opalescent array with a fire-red center and grey edges when held up to the light.

Aroma: A wormwood heavy aroma that is also heavily floral. Fennel and anise are there but seem to be background notes.

Flavor: Wormwood and hibiscus bomb! Other herbs are definitely present and add a nice complexity but the wormwood and tangy “rouge” flavor take center stage. I think a little rose petal is also used but not entirely sure. Definitely a rouge and definitely a showcase of wormwood.

Finish: A tart finish with some citrus notes appearing. Bitterness ramps up quite a bit though.

Overall: A thankfully not overly sweet rouge. Lots of floral and citrus background rounds out the tangy rouge flavor. The finish is a bit strong and for once I found an absinthe better with just a touch of sugar. Definitely unique, as you would expect from a rouge, but very well done.

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Appearance: A rusty-raspberry tea color.

Louche: Lovely red gradient while louching, developing into a peachy opal with deeper reds and yellows. It's barely too thin, but not distractingly so.

Aroma: This is the first time I've had the chance to call an absinthe "nose-numbing". There's some wormwood here, as well as a tart berry-like smell and some sweet confection, along with a slight dry, dusty floral scent that's really pleasant.

Flavor/Mouthfeel: Not so much in the way of the "herbal" flavors of other absinthes, this is a bit more floral and leafy flavored. There's some nice wormwood and rose; a very nice bright and sharp taste.

Finish: It has a mentholated feel with some of the drying sensation I would associate with hibiscus, but it's not too distracting. It's very fresh, and has a grassy, cucumber-like finish.

Overall: I feel like most people want to try a rouge, because they're slightly different than the everyday faire, as well as (in theory) being attractively colored. What results is sub-par and oftentimes not-red or artificially-colored offerings that aren't nearly as good as other absinthes, and excuses have to be made as to why it's not great. Rubis IS great, and I'd willingly serve it to anyone without feeling I need to apologize for its shortcomings, as I'm hard-pressed to find any shortcomings.
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Reviewed by Amber Peter April 14, 2012
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No apologies here.

Appearance: A rusty-raspberry tea color.

Louche: Lovely red gradient while louching, developing into a peachy opal with deeper reds and yellows. It's barely too thin, but not distractingly so.

Aroma: This is the first time I've had the chance to call an absinthe "nose-numbing". There's some wormwood here, as well as a tart berry-like smell and some sweet confection, along with a slight dry, dusty floral scent that's really pleasant.

Flavor/Mouthfeel: Not so much in the way of the "herbal" flavors of other absinthes, this is a bit more floral and leafy flavored. There's some nice wormwood and rose; a very nice bright and sharp taste.

Finish: It has a mentholated feel with some of the drying sensation I would associate with hibiscus, but it's not too distracting. It's very fresh, and has a grassy, cucumber-like finish.

Overall: I feel like most people want to try a rouge, because they're slightly different than the everyday faire, as well as (in theory) being attractively colored. What results is sub-par and oftentimes not-red or artificially-colored offerings that aren't nearly as good as other absinthes, and excuses have to be made as to why it's not great. Rubis IS great, and I'd willingly serve it to anyone without feeling I need to apologize for its shortcomings, as I'm hard-pressed to find any shortcomings.

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